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Old 05-28-2015, 08:30 AM   #1
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Newbie Refrigerator Question

On our third trip out (in our Grey Wolf TT) after we got plugged in, I turned on the refrigerator and the green light came on. Two hours in I noticed it hasn't cooled at all. Have we done something wrong???
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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You need to start the cool down one to two days before you start your trip. Two hours will barely start to cool.
Freezer will cool down a lot quicker and faster than the fridge area. Once it cools down, load it up with your frozen food, as much as you can. It will help the freezer stay cold.
I generally start cooling down the unit two days before we leave. Electric is ok, but gas will cool it down faster.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:42 AM   #3
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X2, what Grump said.


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Old 05-28-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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It takes the fridge quite awhile to cool down. Most of us start the fridge up to 2 days in advance. Even my brand new fridge takes about 16 hours to get to temp. There are tricks you can do to help cool it, some place frozen bottles of water in there and others have a circulating fan to move the air inside but the bottom line is they do not cool to temp in a few hours.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:46 AM   #5
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green light came on ????

Is the word "Check" next to it???

If so then it was trying to run on gas/propane and not electric. Turn the gas on and it might work. But then like the others said takes a day or two to cool off. If you are pulled into electric it should be working without the gas, check a breaker fuse.
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Thanks! We have a lot to learn!!!
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #7
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I have a big side by side Firdg in ours with 2 fans on the outside condenser and 2 fans on the inside coil and I usually turn mine on the day before I load the fridg. with food. If you do the fan mod to your fridg it will help it cool down quicker and also help it cool better in the summer heat.
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I have found that if I run mine on gas and have a small fan inside that it will go from 80 degrees to 40 degrees in about 6 hours. just remember to purge the gas lines using the stove before you start the fridge.
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